Call for Applications: Summer 2018 Social Justice Fellowship on Student Hunger

The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design at Harvey Mudd College is seeking a student from the Claremont Colleges (preferably a Harvey Mudd student) to aid with a new research project on student hunger and malnutrition. The project is specifically looking at qualitative and quantitative data on food accessibility and nutrition, student experiences with hunger and malnutrition, and food sustainability on the Harvey Mudd College campus with potential extension to the other Claremont Colleges. This research is inspired by recent studies showing that up to 40% of students at institutions of higher education in the United States do not have reliable access to nutritious food.

The student researcher, or Hixon Center Social Justice Fellow, will assist with the design and implementation of a survey and focus groups to collect data on the extent and manifestation of the issue on campus. S/he will also collect data from food service providers and student affairs offices. The collected data will be used to ideate and identify viable approaches or solutions to the issue, cutting across social, educational, and environmental dimensions.

The Fellow will work on campus in the Hixon Center for ten weeks on a full-time schedule (40 hours/week), starting in late May and concluding at the end of July). If available, some preliminary work can already take place during the spring semester. The Fellow will report directly to Hixon Center staff and is expected to partake in weekly meetings, deliver daily progress reports, and document hours on weekly timesheets. At the conclusion of the term, the student will produce a small research report for the Hixon Center and complete a one-page feedback report on their experience.

Interested students should review the full job description and apply via Google Form. After completing this application, please send your resume to hixoncenter@hmc.edu. Questions may also be sent to that e-mail address.

Note: Applications are due Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 5 PM PT.